Amazon news

13 June 2019
Morrisons is rolling out its home delivery deal with online retailer Amazon to more cities, while Waitrose extends its Rapid Delivery trial to more London postcodes. Expansion of home delivery deal with Amazon Following the announcement of their supply agreement in 2016, Morrisons is extending its home delivery deal with Amazon. The expansion will see new cities benefit from the delivery de...
07 June 2019
Amazon has announced it is set to launch its autonomous drone delivery service ‘within months’. 15 miles in less than 30 minutes Amazon’s drone delivery service, Prime Air, will deliver packages under five pounds to customers in less than 30 minutes using drones that can fly up to 15 miles. According to Amazon, Prime Air will be rolled out to customers within months. It is not known yet whe...
06 June 2019
Amazon is rolling out physical kiosks in train stations throughout London that will sell a rotating range of products. Extension of Amazon Treasure Truck The kiosks are an extension of Amazon’s Treasure Truck concept, that launched in the UK in 2017. Treasure Truck features one item at a time, and customers can sign up to the receive a text notification to let them know when the truck will ...
05 June 2019
Amazon has announced it has rolled out free next-day delivery to more than ten million products for Prime members. Free one-day delivery ten times larger than original two-day offering Amazon first launched two-day delivery in 2005, with one million items available to ship using the service. In Q4 2018, the retailer announced that it had expanded same-day delivery and one-day delivery to mo...
05 June 2019
New research launched by IGD in association with The Consumer Goods Forum looks at how digital technologies are revolutionising the way the food and consumer goods industry operates. The report looks at how companies can respond to these change and how businesses will use digital technology to become more relevant. It explores three digital retail models of the future and sets out predictions ...
04 June 2019
Amazon has announced that it will be opening 10 “clicks and mortar” stores across the UK, selling everything from homeware and health and beauty to food and drink and electronics for 100 of its third-party online sellers. The new Clicks and Mortar programme, aims to help up-and-coming online brands grow their high street presence. The pop-up stores would be used in a yearlong trial. The first ...
30 May 2019
Amazon and Life supermarket are partnering to sell fresh foods online in parts of Tokyo starting later this year. Access to a greater range of products Under the new partnership, Life will supply a range of products to members of Amazon Japan’s Prime Now service. While Amazon Japan will process payments and handle delivery. The tie-up means that Amazon will be able to quickly offer a gre...
17 May 2019
Deliveroo has announced that online retailer Amazon is the biggest investor in its latest $575m funding round. Growing the Deliveroo business Food courier service Deliveroo operates in over 500 towns and cities across 14 markets. In the UK, the company delivers throughout 100 towns and cities, partnering with over 8,000 restaurants to deliver food to customers ordered on the website or Deli...
14 May 2019
Amazon has launched a new service offering customers a network of stores where they can collect their online orders from designated pick up points. Amazon Counter Looking to make the most of the increasing popularity of click and collect services, Amazon, through its new service called “Amazon Counter”, will allow its customers to choose a pick-up point when they get to the check-out stage ...
07 May 2019
Amazon has opened its first physical Amazon Go store in New York that will accept purchases from customers paying with cash. Accepting cash payments The new bricks-and-mortar Amazon Go store is the first to open in New York and is located at Brookfield Place, a shopping centre surrounded by offices. The store is the retailer’s twelfth Amazon Go site and is around 1,300 sq ft. Due to the ...